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Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar  Alpine White

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Clean looks, affordable price, and a cool Alpine White finish.

The original idea for the Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar was to create a somewhat lower-priced Paul by dispensing with some cosmetics. The result was an especially clean, handsome guitar with all the Les Paul essentials. Newly designed in 2004, the Studio now has a thicker body that matches its namesake, hot open-coil humbuckers, a set mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, and mahogany body with carved top. Alpine White finish. The LockTone stopbar tailpiece and Tune-O-Matic bridge provide great sustain and tone, and make string changing easier. Limited lifetime warranty.

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  • Mahogany body with carved top
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Alpine White finish
  • Alnico Classic humbuckers
  • Locktone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Dot fingerboard inlays
  • Chrome hardware
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EpiphoneLes Paul Studio Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Recording (9)
  • School bands (8)
  • Small venues (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pleasantly Surprised!!!

I got this a few days ago and was so pleasantly surprised by it's quality. I thought I would be getting a few notches down from my beloved LP Standard, but no......Read complete review

I got this a few days ago and was so pleasantly surprised by it's quality. I thought I would be getting a few notches down from my beloved LP Standard, but no... this thing looks, plays, and feels just as nice and comfortable as that and sounds even better to me. The stock pickups are amazing and it really feels like you are playing a high end Gibson. Do yourself a favor if you are browsing around for an Epiphone Les Paul... BUY THIS ONE. Doesn't matter what color you get, but definitely give this one a chance. You will be very pleased!

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Fretboard mangled

The fretboard was super scraped up and scratched, looked like it had been sitting in a garage for 3 years and chewed on by rats.

Other than that, aesthetically it's...Read complete review

The fretboard was super scraped up and scratched, looked like it had been sitting in a garage for 3 years and chewed on by rats.

Other than that, aesthetically it's beautiful.

It has terrible fretbuzz and the craftsmanship and quality control is just unacceptable.

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4.0

In 4 years, she ashen't let me down.

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from Short Hills, NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • well built

Cons

  • Cheap Electronics
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I got this in 2011 for my first electric. I love this thing to death. It is well built, set-up and designed. After all, it's a Les Paul! While it does not feel like a Gibson, the guitar is very nice for the money. My one complaint is the electronics/pickups. The electronics are not great and the pots get scratchy. The pickups are weak. The pickup selector works ok hough. I will most likely upgrade the pickups to a Duncan Hot Rodded set and upgrade the pots to 500k. Overall this is a great guitar that with some modding could compete with a Gibson.

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3.0

Fretboard mangled

By 

from Oregon

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

The fretboard was super scraped up and scratched, looked like it had been sitting in a garage for 3 years and chewed on by rats.

Other than that, aesthetically it's beautiful.

It has terrible fretbuzz and the craftsmanship and quality control is just unacceptable.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Fretboard chewed on by rats???

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from Oregon

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I love the guitar, but...

The fretboard looks like it has been chewed on by a rat. The entire thing is totally scraped and scuffed up. I was very very upset when I opened up the packaging and it looked like I just bought a 50$ garage sale used for 3 years guitar.

Very, very upset. The quality control needs to have a serious, SERIOUS overhaul because this IS NOT acceptable.

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5.0

Ready to purchase a third Epi LP Studio

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from Parkertown, NJ, down the shore

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Love This Guitar
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    This is my second Epi LP and I am going to purchase a third. My first, I replaced all the electronics and installed Gibson 57 Classic in the neck and 57 Classic plus in bridge. I purchased this guitar and was going to replace the electronics and pickups with blues pickups, but after plugging in and playing, I have abandoned this idea as I love the sound of this guitar, very surprised. I will purchase another studio, worn cherry this time and will change those pickups so as to have three different sounding guitars. All my Fender and Gibson guitars have remained in their stands as I love both of my Epi LP's and can't believe the feel and tone. The first LP, I had to set-up as intonation was off, small matter. This guitar was playable right from the box!! I highly recommend this guitar, especially if you are handy at soldering and want to change pickups for different sounds.

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    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Requires setup???

    By 

    from Madisonville, Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret Work Required
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    This is the second new Epiphone that a friend and I have purchased within a month of each other that required "set up" upon delivery mine is the Les Paul Studio, his is the Les Paul Melody Maker). Both models needed immediate fret work because the frets were longer than the necks were wide by about a sixteenth of an inch on each side (my friend received several nasty cuts before taking a file to the frets). Epiphone warranty rep at Epiphone stated that they consider this normal user "set up" WHICH COST ME AN ADDITIONAL SETUP FEE TO HAVE DONE! I have bought MANY new guitars and NEVER have had required service to make it playable. There is also a flaw in the stain on the neck of mine. Even my Musicians Friend rep was surprised at Epiphones quality control. Sad to buy ANYTHING new and have to have it "fixed" at your own expense before it is usable.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    a great base for upgrades

    By 

    from central kentucky

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    I bought a Epiphone studio in 2009 (mine is the faded natual finish model), it's now my main guitar after upgrading all of the electronics to seymour duncan pickups, CTS pots, .047 paper in oil caps, cloth push back wires, and a switchcraft jack and 3 way wired 50's style. I would stack the tones I get against any gibson les paul.

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    5.0

    Fantastic guitar.

    By 

    from King, North Carolina

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Nice Pickups
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      The pickups work really well for pretty much any tuning. My band used this guitar to record in the studio, and it sounded great. And we play in Dropped B. I would absolutely recommend this guitar to beginners, or more seasoned players.

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      5.0

      Great Guitar for the Money

      By 

      from Puerto Rico

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Les Paul Feel
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      Got this a few days ago, to my surprise. Gotta give props to Musician's Friend for great service!

      The guitar is gorgeous, the pickups are high quality and the overall craftsmanship is great. This is second Epiphone I buy and I am more than pleased.

      This is the third time I buy an item from MF. And if you're new, I would totally recommend. The service is outstanding.

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      5.0

      Beautifully Fun Guitar to Play

      By 

      from West Virginia Mountains

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

        I'm an intermediate guitarist, and while I may not be the best, I have played lots of guitars. This one feels very natural, and fun to play.

        I listed a slight fret buzz as one of the cons, and while this may turn some off, the fret buzz is only around the first frets on the low strings.

        Apart from that, it's a beautiful guitar that is fun to play, keeps the Les Paul sound I fell in love with while playing my buddies for the first time, and is definitely a crowd pleaser for sound and looks.

        A must have for anyone who loves guitars, but can't shell out thousands for a Gibson.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very nice guitar for the cost.

        By 

        from Pontiac, Michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Poor Switch
        • Stock Hardware Lacks

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

        I have had this guitar for a few years now, and it has held up pretty well for all the strife I put it through. It has a good feeling neck profile, not unlike that of a Gibson LP. I typically don't like this chunkier, rounded neck shape, but on this guitar it just works for me.

        The guitar is tonally versatile just with its stock pickups. You can obtain any type of tone you want with a decent amp and some tweaking. I have achieved heavily distorted electrifying metal tones and sweet shimmering cleans with no problem whatsoever. The dense mahogany really does give the guitar a nice, full-bodied tone.

        The only issues I have had with it are the switch and the nut. The switch stopped working correctly after a year or so of use, but it was easily replaced and hasn't given me problems since. The nut had a chunk break off on the low E string side, but I simply glued it back together and it has held up pretty good since.

        Overall, I would suggest this guitar as an affordable, worthy alternative to a Gibson LP. With a few modifications one could make it a better instrument, but it is pretty solid and sounds good fresh out of the box.

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